Month: April 2019

The Death Penalty Détente

As recently as a decade ago, one of the most hot button topics in the American political discourse was the application of the ultimate criminal sentence – the death penalty.  While 29 states and the federal government authorize the imposition of death sentences, capital punishment – while still a disputed...

Target, the Labor Market, and Immigration

Target raises its minimum wage to $13 an hour in tight labor market. https://t.co/9cImI71prc — NBC News (@NBCNews) April 4, 2019 As the above tweet shows, retail superstore Target announced an intent to raise its minimum employee pay to $13/hour. A tight labor market – and an effort to...